With Hurricane Earl nearing the Yucatan Peninsula and expected to cause heavy rains in the state, the governor, Rolando Zapata Bello, announced the reinforcement of preventive measures to deal with any eventuality connected to this phenomenon, mainly in the southern part of the state.
After a working meeting of the First Response Team of the State Council of Civil Protection, composed of state and federal authorities as well as the armed forces, Zapata Bello summoned the three levels of government to maintain a permanent communication and coordination to help citizens address any contingency.
In this regard, the Chief Executive called on the security forces, the Army and the Navy to reinforce surveillance patrols in communities and police stations in the southern cone of Yucatan and in various parts of the coast.
Also, Zapata Bello instructed the state Department of Education (Segey) to review the schools that serve as temporary shelters, while the Yucatan Center of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) and the Institute of Road Infrastructure were asked to mobilize machinery to clear roadways if it were required.
Residents are advised to monitor developments related to Hurricane Earl through the media, as well as the federal Civil Protection Agency website, www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx.
The Yucatan Civil Protection Agency may be contacted at 999-925-5688, or for emergencies, at 066 or 118 (from a mobile phone).
U.S. citizens who may need emergency assistance may contact the U.S. Consulate General in Merida at 999-942-5700.
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